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Course and module approval


Course and module approval are key aspects of Quality Assurance; an integral part of the University's Education Strategy. All new and revised courses and modules require careful, timely consideration and documented approval. The University launched new online systems for course and module approval in May 2019 to make the approval processes more user-friendly and less resource intensive. The current paper-based forms are still available, however they will will be retired at the end of the 2018/19 academic year.


A series of Training Roadshows for staff on the new online systems will be taking place across campus on a monthly basis up until Christmas 2019. Sessions will provide guidance on how to use the new Course Approval Online System and Module Approval Online System. We will add extra sessions if there is demand. As we move into 2020, we will ensure that regular training sessions are in place for staff to attend. These sessions will be facilitated by the Student Information Systems Team and the SPI Project Management Team, with representatives from Teaching Quality. Sign up for a Training Roadshow

Course Approval

A new Course Approval Online System was launched in May 2019 (this requires eVision Access).

New courses and amendments to existing courses require University-level approval. This includes degree courses, PGAs, Open Studies Certificates and proposals for delivery of courses in Collaboration with another institution/organisation. There is also a policy, procedure and form to discontinue a course.

Please note different course approval processes for:

For queries relating to course approvals, please email

Module Approval

A new Module Approval Online System was launched in May 2019.

Proposals for new modules, or amendments to modules are approved within academic departments, with the exception of collaborative modules. Guidance documentation is available to both assist staff in developing proposals and to guide departments in considering module proposals.